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a simple scratch may have killed a man. urooj khan moved to chicago from india in the late 1980s, and became an american success, eventually owning a string of dry cleaners and real estate, settling into this house on the city's far north side with his wife and teenage daughter. by all accounts, he was a hard working, well liked man. with just one weakness. he loved those scratch-off lottery tickets. >> he was heavy on that, you know. there was a time that he would buy a whole box, 30 tickets, that's $600. >> he would win, sometimes hundreds, even thousands. then last june, he bought two tickets and scratched off a fortune. >> the second one was the lucky one. >> reporter: and what did he win? >> a million dollars. a whole million. >> he was all smiles in this illinois lottery picture. friends say he was excited about the good he could do with all that money. but a month later, instead of living on easy street, he was dead in the rose hill cemetery. on the evening on july 20th, his wife said she made dinner at home, and he went to bed less than an hour later. she said she was awa
if it was relative to the case. that is part of any forensic autopsy. >> reporter: khan's window is a 32-year-old and now inside here running the family business. i asked her for an interview but she said she was not ready to talk. she said she and her husband were very much in love, she misses him beyond words and supports the exhumation of his body, hoping it will reveal the truth. but probate court documents suggest all is not so well between khan's widow and his siblings. they paint a picture of of a family deeply divide over control of khan's estate, especially his lottery wings, after taxes came to about $450,000. today no arrests have been made in khan's murder but this khan's neighborhood, rumors spread and fingers point as a deadly duo as old as time may have struck once more on chicago's north side greed and poison. >> that if it was truly murder, that's sad, that get to the point where we, i believe when they say money is the root of all evil, it is true. >> by the way that exhumation is expected to take place on thursday. >>> a well-known immigration activist fights out against he
morning, bianna. urooj khan's family has spent the last few months looking into what happened to him. they are hoping the decision to exhume his body will get them answers. for the first time, urooj khan's family is speaking a out about his mysterious death in july, one day after he claimed his lotto jackpot. this morning, his nephew, says he knew something wasn't right. >> the next day later, he passes away. it raises some eyebrows. >> reporter: it turns out those concerns may have been warranted. the medical examiner initially ruled khan died of nap ral causes. but after concerns, siblings demanded more tests. authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning this case into a homicide investigation. >> when we found out there was cyanide in his blood, after the toxicology report, someoned that to kill him. >> reporter: they have no suspects. but they did question his widow. ansari, working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news on camera. but says the night before her husband died, she cooked a traditional indian meal for him. and said
on the caller's information, lab technicians retested khan's blood and discovered an old killer. >> when it came back in late november, it was definitely in the lethal range for cyanide in the blood. >> i called up science journalist debra blum, author of "the poisoner's handbook." she said cyanide is a horrible way to go. and screaming part of it. >> they'll talk about the classic death scream. almost an involuntary contraction of your dying muscles. >> it's almost a trademark of cyanide? >> it absolutely is. >> how did the poison get into khan, and who could have been responsible? the answers may rest in khan's stomach. it's one reason the medical examiner wants his body exhumed. one of the things you would clearly focus on is what was the last meal or the last food consumed. would that be of interest? >> any autopsy looks at the gastric contents. in some cases we analyze if it's relevant to the case. in this case, we would be looking at the gastric content, but that's part of any forensic autopsy. >> khan's widow is 32 years old and she's now inside running the family business. i asked her fo
's phone. the family is now relieved that a judge has given approval for khan's body to be exhumed from rose hill cemetery so the medical examiner can conduct a complete autopsy to determine how adjusted the cyanide that killed him. >> finally we know what happened. >> khan was a million-dollar lottery winner back in june. he accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and daughter from a previous marriage standing by his side. but on july 20th, the day his $425,000 lump sum check was mailed. he died in his home from what was later determined to be cyanide poisoning. since then 17-year-old jasmine has moved out of the family's house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. the family says wife prepared him his last male a curried meat dish which he ate around 11:00 p.m. they say no one else ate the food. hours later he died but experts say cyanide usually kills people very quickly. raising questions about the food as the source. the autopsy on the body is expected to be completed by the end of next week and that will allow the medical examiner to determine if khan ingested the poison by
in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after winning a million dollars last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business. she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, a quick look at what has you talking online. who wants to host a game show? meredit
. but a month later, instead of leaving on easy street, khan was dead, in the rose hills cemetery. on the evening of july 20th his wife made dinner at home and he went to bed a little less than an hour later. she said she was awakened by his screams of agony. khan was rushed to a nearby hospital, but it was too late. he was pronounced dead. doctors said the 46-year-old died of natural causes, but later that week an urgent call came into the cook county medical examiner's office from a concerned relative. >> this person must have made a compelling case, enough, you know, we take all information seriously, but this was serious enough to order a full battery of toxicology including some unusual agents such as cyanide and strychnine. >> reporter: both deadly poison, so acting on the caller's information, lab technicians retested khan's blood and discovered an old killer. >> when they came back in late november, it was definitely in the lethal range in the published literature for cyanide in the blood. >> reporter: i called up science journalist debra blum author of "the poisoner's han
donate in a lot of churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month later, khan died, shortly after he received his winnings. >> he's a healthy person. i can't even believe. >> that night, khan's sister woke up to a phone call. >> screaming on the phone. i couldn't understand what was going on. i couldn't understand, and the call was from his number. >> khan was found dead, initially determined to be from natural causes, but his family asked authorities to investigate further. >> if new information comes to light, we do revisit cases and reopen them. >> investigators say the new cause of death, homicide by cyanide poisoning. >> it's a very lethal drug. it's a chemical poison. it is basically a biochemical level. so a little bit does go a long way with it. >> khan's family is suspicious behind the motive for his murder. >> he didn't die naturally. something happened to him. >> in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to insure khan's daughter from another marriage received her properly share of lottery winnings. >> his wife would not talk to us on camera but sai
this in probate court right now, there's battle between the $425,000 check between the wife and khan's brothers and sisters. they're worried that khan's teenage daughter, whom he had from a previous marriage, won't be entitled to any of the winnings. so that's kind of the point of contention right now. as far as the lottery winnings go. according to court documents. >> shepard: big digs tomorrow? >> no. no. tomorrow there's going to be a formal court hearing downtown. talking about the exhumation. i'm not sure if they're going to set a date for when that will take place but i'm told it's going to happen in the next week or two. >> shepard: jeremy good, work. thank you. >>> well, the president today healed jack lieu, the man he picked to replace timothy geithner has a history of balancing budgets. of course one senator is out to block the nomination. the feds today unveiled new mortgage rules they say will change the home-buying process for most of us americans. in what way? and what does it mean to the bigger picture? we'll have that as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news
won the lottery. urooj khan died last july, one day after he received his big check for winning a million dollars scratch-off ticket and now his brother claims at that khan's wife not only tried to cash that check immediately, but that she isn't legally his wife. now, that would change things and khan's son seems to be siding with his uncle. trace gallagher, that's interesting, because he didn't have a will. without a will the estate would have been split between the wife and the daughter i think he has and-- >> yes. >> megyn: but if she's not legally the wife she would not have gotten anything. >> reporter: yeah, wouldn't get half the money and the money right now is held in trust until they can figure this whole thing out, but the family really at war with the widow, if, as you say in fact, she really is the widow. the brother of urooj khan who died, of course, after collecting on his million dollar lotto ticket says that about four or five different times, the days after his death, the wife was feverishly going around trying to cash this check, she failed to cash it and the
exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives. >> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially
. authorities announced yesterday they plan to exhume khan's body. khan died the day after his winnings were mailed in july. his wife says she can't believe her husband had enemies. >>> after taking $100 billion in taxpayer money, aig is thinking about joining a lawsuit against the government. filing the claim, claiming the government short-changed stockholders when they took almost an 80% stake in the company. the suit is asking for $25 billion in damages. aig's board of directors will meet to talk about that lawsuit today. >>> an update on that developing story out of new york city. the coast guard is now on the scene of that ferry crash at the south side seaport. at least 57 people have been hurt. one person is in surgery with critical head injuries. the boat hit a loading barge before 9:00 a.m. this morning. the coast guard said it will do drug and alcohol testing on the captain although that is standard procedure. the ferry had about 443 people on board. >>> it's oscar nomination season. we already have nominations for the worst movie of 2012 known as the razzies. here the nominees "tha
in the malfunction. >>> a murder mystery in chicago after a man wins the lottery. in june 46-year-old urooz khan won $425,000 in a scratch ticket. the winding amount was issued july 18, but he turned up dead on july 20. at first the death was ruled natural. then a relative told officials he was murdered. tests showed he died of cyanide poisoning. so far there are no suspects. >>> the war on cancer is now in its fifth decade, and a new report says fewer americans are dying from the disease. for men the decrease in deaths fell almost 2% a year from 2005 to 2009. for women, 1.5%. we look at what needs to be done to get those numbers even lower. >> reporter: the small drop in the death rate for some cancers is not good enough for dr. david agus of the usc cancer center. >> i don't want to put sour grapes on things, but to me it is not a reason to cheer. i look at two, three people a week and say i've got no more drugs to treat your cancer. i want dramatic effects where we can lower the incidence of cancer. >> reporter: the war on cancer has not gone nearly as well as the fight agains
khan the 46-year-old owner of a local dry cleaning business hit the jackpot last june opting to take out a lump sum, which, after taxes amounted to about $425,000. he received the bill check on july 19th, and then died the next day. but the check was cashed on august 15th. when a winner dies lottery officials say it's usual that the money goes to his estate. stephen cina is the cook county medical examiner. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. no flags. >> reporter: cina said the cause of death was listed as hardening of the arteries. indicating a heart attack or stroke. but then a relative of the dead man placed a call to authorities. >> they suggested that we look a little deeper into this case. >> reporter: and when they looked a little deeper at their toxicology analysis they found lethal levels of the poison cyanide in khan's blood. >> even routine tax col odjick testing and even some more advanced toxicologic testing is not going to detect cyanide. you have to be looking specifically for cyanide. >> reporter: that
dose of cyanide. now investigators have a mystery on their hands. 46-year-old urooj khan won the $1 million lottery off a scratch ticket he bought from a chicago 711 last june. >> he was so generous, like $100, throw it on the counter for me. >> khan was planning to use the money to help his dry cleaning business, but one day after a check for nearly $425,000 was mailed to him last july, he died. at first, the cook county medical examiner's office ruled it a death by natural causes. >> family member contacted the doctor who had done the autopsy and suggested that we might want to look a little further into the case. >> reporter: officials now say khan's death is a murder mystery, with no suspects named so far. after comprehensive toxicology tests showed a lethal dose of cyanide was found in his system. >> a chemical poison. basically biochemical level it asphyxiates you. a little does go a long way. >> reporter: the night of his death, he had dinner with his wife and teenage daughter and went to bed. he was later heard screaming and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
that her husband, the man you see there, urooj khan, died of cyanide poisoning. she says he had no enemies. investigators plan to exhume khan's body to learn exactly how he was poisoned. >>> and a troubling, new study finds that even drinking soda, even diet soda, can increase your risk of becoming depressed. reer is eveners found that people that drink four or more cups of sweetened beverage per day, had a 30% higher risk of becoming depressed. doctors admit more research is needed. and they also found that coffee actually lowered the risk for depression. >>> and this morning, "the wall street journal" reports that apple is thinking about selling a less-expensive iphone, featuring a plastic case and older components. pending a final decision, this could hit the market by year's end. should be interesting. >>> imagine walking into school, minding your own business. you walk into class. and you see that fella. or -- no. that's a fella. that deer, crashing through the window, just before class began at a junior high in ohio. no one was hurt. just wanted to learn. and rather fitting because t
before cashing his winning check. "the chicago tribune" reports that urooj khan's in-laws had run into deep money troubles, including unpaid taxes. and court documents show that khan's widow is now battling with his siblings over control of his estate, which includes about $500,000 in prize money. >>> finally, a rather frightening encounter at a ski resort in vermont. you can see a skier turned runner, running for his life, or so he thought, as a moose got a little too close for comfort. the moose was loose, lara. the moose remains on the loose. the moose decided he wanted none of this encounter. he turned uphill. >> oh, wow. >> the man did say, rightfully, he saw his life flashing before his eyes, as he was running. >> big moose. >> i don't blame him. i do not blame him at all. on the loose, that moose. >> thank you so much, josh. >>> all right, everybody. let's get some "pop news." shall we? let's talk oscars. bradley cooper, nominated for best actor for his amazing performance in "silver linings playbook." we know that all the ladies love bradley. here's another reason to. he's
if a lottery winner's body should be exhumed. urooj khan died suddenly after he won a million dollar jackpot. at first it was thought natural causes, but then cyanide was found in his system. >>> a dire warning from leon panetta about the pentagon's budget. he said the military is being forced to prepare for the worse due to the threat of severe budget cuts that are set to kick in on march 1st. this is a result of the fiscal cliff negotiations which failed to end the process known as sequestration. he said it's threatening the pentagon's ability to defend the nation. >> all told, this uncertainty, if left unresolved by the congress, will seriously harm our military readiness. >> panetta said he is being forced to curtail facility maintenance for non-critical activities, to freeze the hiring of civilians and take additional cost-cutti inting measures. >>> a report by the justice department reveals more light on the secret service escort problem last year. overall nine secret service agents implicated in dealing with prostitutes resigned or retired from the service. >>> we could learn today if
at khan's father in law who owed $120,000 in backs taxes. >> shepard: just so i'm clear the wife made the meal, didn't eat the meal, he ate the meal and he died. >> right. and the daughter ate a little bit. did not eat the whole meal either. >> shepard: i could do some guessing but i won't. >>> the case against james holmes will go to trial. that is new today. and today families of the victims gave james holmes a piece of their minds. admitted delay in the plea hearing. have you heard about this? wait until you you hear about this vice president joe biden met with officials from the video game industry the day after the nra accused the white house of having a political agenda here. basically attacking the second amendment at not trying to take care of kids, that s what the nrale says. we will get to that at the mad bottom of the hour here on fox news channel, america's choicer for news. stay fit on the inside with sunsweet's amazing juices. >> shepard: i'm shepherd smith. this is "studio b." the bottom of the hour. time for top of the news. families crying in court and some walking o
filed court papers to make sure that khan's 17-year-old daughter gets half of the estate, including the lottery money. as for who poisoned him in the brother said. this listen. >> like i said, i cannot point finger but it's very simple manner. there is nobody in the house. only three people. and only husband and wife bedroom and [inaudible] >> only the husband and the wife were there the police have not yet ruled out that the lottery money was, in fact, the motive for the murder. we should also point out that con's father-in-law owed $120,000 in back taxes, shep. >> shepard: they have been talking for days now about digging up the body. is that happening? >> yeah. the examiner doesn't know. medical examiner doesn't know exactly when the body will be exhumed. they are hoping that the autopsy will be completed by friday. the latest. now wife says she is very eager to find out the truth about exactly how her husband died. the first thing the autopsy will look at is what was in his stomach? if his last meal truly was poison. now, remember, cyanide can be swallowed, inhaled, or injected
on this crazy story. poisoned with cyanide after wisconsining the lottery. now the body of khan will be exhumed to reexpect what caused his death and rule out if anything else may have contributed to it. generally one cyanide tablet will do it. his death was initially ruled a result of natural causes but further toxicology exams showed otherwise. police have not announced any suspects in his wife. and his wife has denied involvement. the autopsy will be completed by the end of the week. terrifying ride for passengers on board a commuter bus in seattle after a strange popping noise sent everyone running off. moments later, the bus burst into flames. no one was hurt. the police say that that is thanks in part to the driver quickly getting everyone off and away from the bus. the cause of this is still under investigation. but investigators say frozen brakes overheated could be to blame. >> well, after years of lies and coverup. lance armstrong may be finally ready to admit to doping. the former seven time tour de france winner will open up to oprah winfrey on interview taped on monday. this is acc
. in the case of khan, perhaps even something much worse. we'll be following this story for you along the way. maria? >> wow. what a story. robert, thank you. certainly want to hear an update there. 30 seconds on the clock now. our next guests will tell you what to be prepared for tomorrow. joining me is cliff davis, robert luna. good to have you on the program, gentlemen. thank you for joining us. cliff, you have 30 seconds on the clock. what are you watching tomorrow? >> markets are complacent. people are not worried about anything. vix is trading at the bottom of five-year lows. s&p, top of the five-year highs and every investor is just focused on one thing. march 1st, that's the debt deadline. i think investors are asleep. china is slowing down. potential escalations in syria. and in the euro zone, a potential spanish downgrade. what i'm focused on is looking at vix call options, expiring in february. as a result, february comes around, more jitters in the market, you'll make money. >> all right, so, you're expecting a down market, then, is what you're saying, except being selective. robe
a chicago man was poisoned after he got the winning ticket. a second look at urooj khan's autopsy reveals lethal levels of sigh night. chan died the day after he received his $400,000 check. that check was cashed a month later the money apparently went to his estate, police are once investigating the cyanide poisoning. >>> two years to the day after gabrielle giffords was shot during a campaign event in arizona, she and astronaut husband mark kelly are expected to announce a plan to promote stricker gun laws to curb gun violence. gifts was one of 19 people shot by a gunman in january 2010 in tucson. >>> another large crowd is expected in court as prosecutors continue to list the evidence they have against the man accused of the colorado movie theater shooting. the pretrial hearing for james holmes is expected to last all week. during yesterday's testimony, holmes appeared not to show any emotion as police officers recounted the bloody scene where 12 people were killed. >>> 6:19 now. health experts say flu season is off to a strong start all acr
june, khan won $1 million with a scratch-off lottery ticket. the check for his winnings was formally issued on july 19th. khan died the next night at a chicago hospital before he could cash that check. >> you know, originally they ruled that just a death by natural cause. and then when a family member said hey, look a little bit more, they found the cyanide in his body. >>> chuck hagel firing back at critics who question his support for israel. in his first interview since the president nominated him to be defense secretary, the former nebraska senator told a lincoln newspaper his record is being distorted and an accurate assessment will reveal unequivocal total support for israel. >>> and in the next hour of "early start," we'll be joined by peter beinart, correspondent for "newsweek" and the daily beast about the implications of hagel's nomination. >> a fascinating talk. >>> james holmes is expected in court today again in colorado. a police officer testified that holmes was, quote, very, very relaxed. the preliminary hearing will determine if holmes will stand trial in this case.
family heard him screaming. khan was taken to st. francis hospital at evanston where he was pronounced dead. the medical examiner tells the tribune there were no signs of trauma, no signs of drugs in his blood. it was determined he died of natural causes. at the request of a relative, the me's office did toxicology tests which showed he died of a lethal amount of cyanide. he owned three north side dry cleaners, opening the first one on the 2200 block of west devan. >> he was very nice. nice person. very helpful, very gentle, you know? a hard working person, you know? i mean, in a short time he would come in and manage to have like three businesses, and that tells you how -- what kind of person he was for his family. >> so far no arrests have been made. we'll be watching the case closely for any new developments that was judy wang from our chicago affiliate wgn. >>> my next guest says he went to see the new texas chainsaw massacre 3-d movie and felt sick. just to be sitting in the theater and watching it. he's going to join me to explain why he thinks hollywood has a gore obsession and
. after urooj khan died, his wife tried to cash in the check. >> the wife and him were alone. they have a two-story house. she was upstairs with him. nobody else was there. no other family member was not there. yasmine was downstairs and she was sleeping. >>gretchen: police questioned the wife but have not named any suspects yet. the 911 call is chilling. you're about to hear a man telling cops his wife just shot an intruder. >> she screaming at him? >> she shot him a lot. she shot him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. >>gretchen: the man was talking to police on one line. his wife was on the other. she was hiding in a crawl space with her two children. an intruder had just broken into their home in georgia. his wife shot him five times. he is alive but on a ventilator. you're not seeing things. these are human smurfs singing the blues accused of shooting a man because he refused to light a cigarette for them. this is a driver freaking out workers at a restaurant drive-thru. >> hello. oh my god! >> hello! are you serious? >> oh snap. >> oh my god! >>gretchen:
. the last one waskmajid khan who pleaded guilty but he was not sentenced. he will get back into court and get his sentence so i count him as a half. we have had 6.5 trials in 11 years in this court system that has failed time and again. we have recently had terrible habeas corpus. this goes straight to the heart of the committee and the supreme court. hamdan won the case in the d.c. circuit that said material support for terrorism is not an international law or offense. of a 6.5 convicted, one has had his conviction overturned so we're now at 5.5 to our credit after 11 years of effort. if you followed the hamdan decision, there was another one. there was another person convicted of conspiracy. brigadier general mark marchant is the fifth chief prosecutor. -- mark martin. he said conspiracy is not international of fences and they declined to participate in the appeal and have dropped the conspiracy charge against khalid sheikh mohammed. the department of justice has insisted on moving forward on the appeal thealbolu saying those are legitimate offenses. general marchant did a podcast y
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